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Going to IBC? Here's Where You Should Eat!

IBC is hard work, so after a days filming, reporting or working at the show, here are a selection of great places I've eaten over a number of years while visiting Amsterdam, that could help your stay.

Rijkmuseum, Museum District, Amsterdam

Rijkmuseum, Museum District, Amsterdam

Working At The Show

For the majority of times I've been to IBC I have been there as press (filming, editing etc), not directly as a visitor. It's been hard to grab a break and having a bite to eat. I recommend stopping off at an Albert Heijn, or supermarket to grab a sandwich on your way back to the hotel, or on the way to the RAI. Bring it with the next day with some fruit and you'll be a lot better off by having something quick to eat when it's needed.

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Restaurants For Any Meal

United Pancakes in De Pijp is a must, great custom sweet and savory pancakes made from a variety of mixes. My morning favourite is brie, ham, spinach and mushrooms with a cappuccino (coffee is lovely too). The look is farm-shop esque and the wait for your meal is definitely worth it!

United Pancakes Amsterdam

United Pancakes Amsterdam

United Pancakes

United Pancakes

Coco's Outback is a cool grill restaurant in Rembrandtplein, I had their Kangaroo burger a couple of years ago. It gets busy in the evening and is a busy bar too, if you're up for a few drinks or night out after work (Escape club is across the square).

La Margarita Mexican restaurant is great fun, the cocktails and nachos to start are a great filler while unwinding after a hard days work. It's menu for drinks and food are a mix for all tastes and appetites, with a friendly and authentic atmosphere. It's in central Amsterdam just off the Rokin, you can sit outside overlooking the narrow canal too.

In De Pijp where I stayed with James (above) is probably the best curry I've had, ever. Surya is authentic and has delicious food. Please, out of any, check this gem out.

Surya Indian, De Pijp

Surya Indian, De Pijp

Out and About

If you don't fancy a sit down meal and want a quick (and decent/reasonably healthy) bite to take away, avoid the fast food tourist traps of McDonalds, Burger King, and those odd places that have burgers in vending machines.

Wok To Walk. Freshly made stir fry with a plethora of options from rice, noodles, meat, veg and sauces. Get a generous portion in a cool takeaway box with chopsticks within a few minutes. You'll regret not trying it if you have a free day, or are strolling around the city.

Wok To Walk Amsterdam

Wok To Walk Amsterdam

I hope these eateries serve you well on your visit to the show, don't be famished and rely on 'Argentinian Steak Houses' for the week, taste some of the best food on offer in Amsterdam! If you have more suggestions of where to eat, drop them in with a link in the comments and I'll try to visit them over my stay!

El Vino Mexican in Leidseplein, that was great fun. http://www.elvinoamsterdam.com/

El Vino Mexican in Leidseplein, that was great fun. http://www.elvinoamsterdam.com/